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The Sacramento Zoological Society, the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that manages the Sacramento Zoo, is seeking an experienced “Primary Bird Keeper”. The Zoo exhibits over 500 specimens representing 150 species on 14 acres in a well-established city park. The Zoo hosts over 500,000 visitors annually. The Sacramento Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1975 and has a strong participation in AZA programs.
Position reports to: Director of Animal Care. General supervision is provided by the Supervisor of Birds & Herps.
Position Summary: This one position is a general Full Time “Primary Bird Keeper” at the Sacramento Zoo. Performs all duties entailed in the husbandry and care of an exotic animal collection at an AZA accredited facility with a specific focus on the Zoo’s mixed avian collection. Position will work with a co-Primary Bird Keeper in maintaining the “Bird Section” and its overall day-to-day operations at the Zoo. A successful candidate will have a positive attitude, excellent communication and problem solving skills, work independently at a fast pace and have a great understanding of, and passion for captive exotic avian management in an AZA Zoological setting. Experience with, and willingness to be involved in AZA Species Survival Programs as well as other AZA programs is highly desired.
Position will participate and contribute to any duties and projects as needed to assist the Sacramento Zoo in achieving its overall mission, as well as maintain Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accreditation.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications (Knowledge Of):
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Driver’s License at the time of appointment is required; loss of the License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.
Experience: A minimum of three years previous paid experience as a Zoo Keeper in a Zoological setting required. A minimum of one of those three years (or cumulative of one year within the three) must be focused on avian husbandry.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Biological Sciences (i.e. Biology, Zoology, and Ecology) or related discipline required. Certain levels of experience may be accepted in lieu of education, pending approval of Zoo Management.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. State “BIRD PRIMARY” in the subject line. Submission deadline is end of day Tuesday June 13th, 2017.
Sacramento Zoo3930 W Land Park DriveSacramento, CA 95822
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